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MPT Grants Accounting Manager (Contractual)

Recruitment #19-008996-0002

Introduction

Maryland Public Television, which is commonly known by its familiar name "MPT," is a public television network that comprises six television stations that broadcast throughout the entire state of Maryland as well as into the District of Columbia and parts of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. MPT is the only statewide broadcaster in Maryland. MPT is a member of the Public Broadcasting Service.

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Public Television

11767 Owings Mills Blvd.

Owings Mills, MD 21117

Main Purpose of Job

The incumbent will monitor the fiscal requirements for multiple media campaigns for various projects such as opioid awareness, problem gambling, and the census. He/she will work closely with the various media outlets on procurement to verify all spot buys have occurred. The incumbent will reconcile the grants and provide required reports to the grant manager and grant providers.

POSITION DUTIES

  • Monitor program budgets and expenditures and coordinate with program manager the efficiency of the program.
  • Maintain records of all payments, manage all change requests, and perform research on all grant issues.
  • Prepare monthly records for all grant related activities.
  • Administer grant records and evaluate financial reports to analyze all annual progress and perform reviews on grant expenditures.
  • Analyze all processes, provide enhancements to all grant programs if required, and manage all grant management processes according to policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate with staff; prepare internal reports, and submit status reports to senior management as required.
  • Evaluate and analyze all costs according to budget and ensure work is completed within the appropriate deadline.
  • Maintain and document spreadsheets for all billings and prepare appropriate reports for cost allocations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Accounting

Experience: Two (2) years of grant accounting experience

Note: Experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education only.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.  

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Strong preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s).  Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

  • Ability to prioritize and self-direct, analyze situations, identify situations where appropriate, to make decisions.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of governmental accounting.
  • Ability to research, analyze and evaluate complex financial data.
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data for accuracy.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to provide a high level of customer service.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective interdepartmental communications and relationships.
  • Proficient in various computer applications including comprehensive databases, spreadsheets and word processing software.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants must provide sufficient information on the application to show they meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning the qualifications, including any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certificate, etc.) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to submit your application online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via email to jjones@mpt.org by the closing date and time. The MD State Application Form can be found online.

Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATION

Paper applications, required documents, and any addenda may be mailed or faxed (410-581-4382) by the closing date and time to:

Maryland Public Television - HR

11767 Owings Mills Blvd.

Owings Mills, MD 21117

Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications to be considered and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Maryland Public Television (MPT) is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of MPT that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. We thank our veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply.